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Clergyman , educator

Samuel Knox Wilson, American clergyman, educator.


Wilson, Samuel Knox was born on August 20, 1882 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of Samuel Knox and Mary Cecilia (Gaynor) Wilson.


Studied divinity same university. Graduate School, 1932-1933, pres.


Instructor in history St. Xavier High School, Cincinnati, 1909-1913, St. Mary’s College, 1913-1914. Associate professor of history, Loyola University, 1918-1921, professor American history, 1924-1925, research professor American history, 1925-1929. Professor American history, Loyola University, 1929-1930, head Department History and Political Science, 1930-1933, dean Graduate School, 1932-1933, president 1933-1942.

Executive member Jesuit Education Association. Director admissions, University of Detroit, North Central Associate Colleges Universities (member board review).


  • Other Work

    • Editor, The College Newsletter.


Member American History Association, Mississippi Valley History Association, Illinois State History Society, Chicago History Society, Jesuit Education Association, National Catholic Ednl. Association (secretary college department), Association American Colleges. Research professor of America History, University of Detroit, August, since 1943.


Samuel Knox Wilson

Mary Cecilia (Gaynor) Wilson